Schistocerca nitens (Thunberg, 1815)
Source: ITIS_080509
Family: Acrididae
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Schistocerca nitens is a species of grasshopper known by several common names, including vagrant grasshopperand gray bird grasshopper. It is a close relative of the desert locust, which is in the same genus. This grasshopper is native to southern North America including Mexico and the southwestern United States from California to Texas. It is also present in parts of Central America. It lives in many habitats including desert, woodland, and lower elevation mountainous areas. It is a large grasshopper, reaching lengths of 4 to 7 centimeters. It is mostly brown and gray spotted or patched in cryptic coloration. This species is known as a pest on ornamental plants and many types of crop plants.
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